Oklahoma's National Parks Honored at State Redbud Awards
Contact: Lauren Gurniewicz, 580-622-7282
Chickasaw National Recreation Area and Washita Battlefield National Historic Site were honored with awards recently at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Chickasaw received the RedBud Merit award for Outstanding Eco Tourism for providing visitors with an exceptional outdoor experience. The park was also featured in the RedBud Outstanding Media Coverage award-winning short film,
Lisa Conard Frost, Superintendent and Carol Mapel, Park Support, both from Washita Battlefield National Historic Site,
Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department Executive Director Hardy Watkins announced the winners during a special gala held on Oct. 18, 2010 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in
Did You Know?
Hired in 1905, Una Roberts may be the very first woman to be employed by the government in a national park. Working as secretary in Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area], Miss Roberts served as acting park superintendent in 1919. More...